Sunday Inspiration: A Boy Who Turned $20 Into A Priceless Gift

myles-noteI enjoy watching Steve Hartman’s moving stories on the CBS News every Friday. They always bring tears to my eyes. This story brought a waterfall.

An 8 year-old boy performed one small act of kindness and reminded many of us of what is best about humanity.

Myles Eckhert was visiting Cracker Barrel outside of Toledo, Ohio, for dinner when he picked up a $20 bill in the parking lot. Instead of spending it on himself or his family, he gave it to Lt. Col. Frank Daily, who had walked in just after him. Myles wrapped the $20 in a note that read, “Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.”

You can see the rest of the story here, but have some Kleenex ready. And be prepared to be inspired.

Photo by CBS


  1. Nancy Badertscher on March 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    What a story! You were correct about having some tissues handy.

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